May 2023 Update to Emtree(R) Now Available in Embase(R)
The latest version of the Emtree thesaurus launched in Embase on STNext on May 15, 2023. Emtree is a critical resource for the most updated terminology in biomedicine, pharmacology and medical devices, and is updated three times per year.
The latest Emtree version adds 183 new drug terms and 374 non-drug terms. The thesaurus now contains 96,861 preferred terms and about 500,000 synonyms.
Highlights of the new version include:
Updated taxonomies and terminology for mycoses and viral infections
Revision of the terminologies for cardiomegaly and cardiomyopathy
Revision of the terminologies for pregnancy disorders, pregnancy complications and labor complications
Updating of the pain branch
As in previous thesaurus versions, new terminology related to COVID-19, including clinical trials, vaccines and trade names, have been introduced with this version.
Customers running Alerts in Embase are encouraged to review the latest additions and changes to Emtree to determine whether their search strategies should be updated to ensure continued comprehensive retrieval. A repository of Emtree Release Notes, as well as lists of Added and Changed Emtree terms, can be found at: